网络与信息安全学报 ›› 2017, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (3): 71-77.doi: 10.11959/j.issn.2096-109x.2017.00157

• 学术论文 • 上一篇    

Review of blockchain-based DNS alternatives

HU Wei-hong1,AO Meng1,SHI Lin2,XIE Jia-gui1,LIU Yang1   

  1. 1 Beijing Teleinfo Network Technology Co.,Ltd.,Beijing 100095,China
    2 China Academy of Information and Communication Technology,Beijing 100191,China
  • 修回日期:2017-01-26 出版日期:2017-03-01 发布日期:2017-03-25
  • 作者简介:HU Weihong (1979-), born in Shannxi. He received his Ph.D. degree at University of California, Irvine. Currently he is with China Academy of Information and Communica-tion Technology (CAICT). His research in-terests include the design and optimization of network protocols, the application and secu-rity of blockchain technology.|AO Meng (1982-), Daur nationality, born in Inner Mongolia. He received his Ph.D. degree at Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences in pattern recognition and artificial intelligence in 2009. His research interests include artificial intelligence and blockchain technology.|SHI Lin (1988-), born in Shandong. He is an engineer at CAICT with years of experience in information security. Cur-rently, he is the lead of trusted cloud secu-rity certification at institute of technology and standards research.|XIE Jiagui (1984-), born in Shan-dong. He received his Master degree at Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Currently he is the CTO of Beijing Teleinfo Network Technology Co., Ltd., and his research interests involve DNS and intelligent information system.|LIU Yang (1986-), born in Gansu, PhD. He is a senior engineer at CAICT and the leader of the ID Working Group of AII (Alliance of Industrial Internet). His re-search focuses on industrial Internet, iden-tification service and DNS.

  • Revised:2017-01-26 Online:2017-03-01 Published:2017-03-25

摘要:

DNS Protocol was originally designed with no security protection in place. Subsequent DNSSEC added a layer of trust on top of DNS by providing authentication, but it still did not address issues such as DoS/DDoS attacks and deployment difficulties. Blockchain technology offers an innovative perspective to tackle those challenges. By reviewing and analyzing two prevail blockchain-based DNS alternatives (Namecoin and Blockstack), it is concluded that although blockchain presently have problems that have to be solved, it is a promising approach to build decentralized, secure and human-friendly naming systems.

关键词: DNS, DNSSEC, decentralization, blockchain, Bitcoin, Namecoin, Blockstack